religious freedom

The LCMS awaits a response after sending a request Sept. 8 to the Secretary of Defense to ensure specific protections for chaplains, service members, medical personnel, Department of Defense (DoD) civilians and other DoD-affiliated employees, as service members purportedly are experiencing increasing restrictions on living out their faith in their military vocations. As of Nov. 11, it remains unclear when and how DoD officials will respond. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

LCMS awaits response from DoD in request to protect troops’ religious freedom

It remains unclear if Department of Defense (DoD) officials will respond to the Synod’s Sept. 8 request to ensure protections for chaplains, service members and others, following the DoD’s recently mandated LGBT policies.

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KFUO program to discuss Lutherans and upcoming election

Worldwide KFUO’s “Free to be Faithful” October 19 program examines Lutheran responsibilities in the presidential election.

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Synod joins amicus brief for florist sued twice over marriage view

The amicus brief supports Richland, Wash., floral designer Barronelle Stutzman, who faces two lawsuits for refusing to use her artistic abilities for a same-sex wedding ceremony.

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KFUO program to discuss challenges of education

The program hosted by Kip Allen is set for airing and online streaming Sept. 21 at 2:30 p.m. Central Time.

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The LCMS has sent a request to the Secretary of Defense to ensure specific protections for chaplains, service members, medical personnel, DoD civilians and other DoD-affiliated employees, as service members purportedly are experiencing increasing restrictions on living out their faith in their military vocations.

Protecting troops’ religious freedom: LCMS calls for clear DoD guidance

The Synod sends a formal request to the Secretary of Defense to ensure specific protections for chaplains, service members and other defense personnel, as Christian service members face increasing pressures in today’s military.

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